Meaning

Primary

To Be Transmitted

Alternatives

To Be Told, To Be Handed Down

Word Type

intransitive verb, godan verb

Explanation

This word consists of kanji with hiragana attached. Because the hiragana ends with an sound, you know this word is a verb.

This is an intransitive verb. That means it does not take a direct object. Something is transmitted. No direct object here. That's why this verb means to be transmitted.

Reading

つたわる
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

Since this word has okurigana (hiragana attached to the kanji) you know that it's probably going to be the kun'yomi reading.

Lucky for you, the kanji readings for transitive and intransitive verbs are almost always the same. Once you learn one, you know them both! This reading is the same as 伝える.

Context

Patterns of Use

  • 〜に伝わる
  • 〜が伝わる

Common Word Combinations

  • ストレートに伝わる
    to be conveyed in a straightforward manner
    相手に伝わる
    to be conveyed to one's partner
    人に伝わる
    to be conveyed to people
  • 話が伝わる
    what one is saying is conveyed
    思いが伝わる
    one's feelings are conveyed
    気持ちが伝わる
    a feeling is conveyed

Context Sentences

トーフグに入社する前のビエトの様々な伝せつが社員に伝わっています。

Various legends of Viet before working for Tofugu have been told to the employees.

日本語が上手に話せなくても心で話せばきっと相手に伝わりますよ。

Even though you can't speak Japanese well, if you try to speak with your heart, people will understand.

忍者トーフグ組が夜に城へ忍び寄ったということが、コウイチ将軍に伝わった。

A message about how the Tofugu ninjas crept towards the castle during the night was transmitted to Shogun Koichi.

Kanji Composition